Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Long Awaited Visit...

So, after the walk Saturday morning it was chill and chat time Saturday night! I have to say that Leigh Ann and Derek are such GREAT people! It was as if we were all old friends instead of new ones! I can't describe how awesome this weekend was and it was simply because of the people I spent it with!!!!

Here are Derek and Leigh Ann at Lauren's - we had so much fun eating pizza, kicking boy butt at Catch Phrase, and talking!

Here are Web, Derek, and David at Lauren's Saturday night! I'm telling you, Derek and Leigh Ann could not have fit in any more naturally to our little circle of friends!!!!

I just love this picture of Web and D-word! Dawson's just one of the boys!!!!

Sunday morning we went to breakfast before seeing LAH and Der off back to Arkansas! Where else would blogging beauties go, but Mimi's Cafe... it's becoming a tradition I think!! Here are the Galz, so happy to be together and so sad to be separated after such a short visit!
Sweet Vance took to Derek, but he wasn't sure about Leigh Ann... it was funny!!!

Here I am with Dawson - um, is he just not adorable! I keep thinking he is the cutest thing ever and then every time I see him he just gets even more cute! I don't know how that is possible!

Dawson LOVED Leigh Ann! Every time she picked him up he just loved all over her, it was so sweet!!!

Moo, La, LAH... thank you loves for such a wonderful weekend! LAH, rest assured that we will be on the road to Arkansas as soon as we can budget and coordinate a road trip! Until then we'll miss your warm hug, joyful laugh, and sweet smile! You'll always have friends and a place to stay in Tennessee!!!!


Megan L Hutchings said...

You could not have put it any better...SERIOUSLY! The weekend was absolutely perfect ;)! Like you said, it was just like she had always been part of the group!


I love you friend!

Betsy said...

What a fun weekend for all of you. Blogging is just so great the way you can be friends with people whom you have never met. Then when you do....it just seems natural! I love the picture of Leigh Ann and Dawson! :) Have a great week, Meag!

Leigh Ann said...

You are SOOOOO sweet! I keep smiling about last weekend. It seriously was just THE best. Thank you for having us and showing us such a great time. I adored every minute of it. I can't wait until it is your turn to come to AR! I love my new friends, and I know it is the start of a beautiful friendship!!!

Lauren said...

Can we start planning our Ar-Kansas trip NOW?? Please??

I love that pic of you and D-Word!